Does your boss show you respect?

@Jules01 (131)
May 1, 2010 3:50am CST
I was just thinking about the many places I've worked in the past. Some of the people/managers I worked for were great; they acknowledged my successes and helped me to sort my weaknesses. I've also worked in places where the managers have treated people badly. Some continually shouted and swore at workers whether they were doing the job well or not. I find it difficult to believe that this is still happening here in the UK. What are your experiences?
12 responses
@Brook909 (111)
9 May 10
Yes,I've experienced both of the bosses.But most of them I worked for were good.But when i met with the brutal ones I would choose to quit the job immediately and lood for some other places to work,anyway whereever i worked for,I was just the employee,what i wanted was just a month salary,i couldn't bear them to shout at or swear at me,that's all
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
6 May 10
Hi Jules My boss is pretty good to me she is very flexible I am also a good employee so it makes it easier for her to compromise with me . She knows that I will do the job she asks me to do and I come to work and give 110% every day I work that is just how I'm wired my work ethics have not changed in the 18 years I've been working . Of course there are some people in the line of management that truly don't know how to act or how to talk to people they feel that they can use their authority to belittle or humiliate people which doesn't make a person more productive when that happens it just makes things a lot worse . In short there are many people in management or supervisor positions that do not have the right communication skills to handle the position of upper management I find that to be especially true in the restaurant field although I am sure is happens all across the board with any job out there ....
@kharyn (5)
• Philippines
2 May 10
hi jules01! i did have the same experience with yours. i had a supervisor who's so much biased and doesn't know how to appreciate. She also goes ballistic whenever i commit a minor mistake, when she's even nice to others. I reported her to our immediate human resource dpartment. from that on, she started acting nicely to me. months after, we don't really get along that our personalities clash, like she still has this same "favoritism" attitude, and so i moved to another team/department which gave me a peace of mind... hope you're okay now with yours....
@zarie20 (16)
• Malaysia
2 May 10
i have the strict boss. every morning he check oor punch card. an then, if you coming late that day, he's give us a warning letter.
@lelin1123 (15643)
• Puerto Rico
1 May 10
In the US I have worked for 32 years and have always received respect from my many bosses. I have seen bosses treat other employees badly but thankfully I never experienced this type of behavior. I have had both male and female bosses and have always been respected. However, I do prefer working for males. I think they make better bosses then the females. Female bosses usually let their power go to their heads.
• United States
1 May 10
Fortunately I am now retired! However I worked for the same BIG company (not sure I can post name) for 23 years and was very seldom shown any respect at all. It seems many big companies are the same as this one, nothing matters but their bottom line, or their reports. Unfortunately in not listening to and having respect for their employees, often they are stepping over dollars to pick up dimes. It's those down in the trenches that have a real feel for the job and those up in their mahogany towers don't have a clue.
• Philippines
1 May 10
I like my boss sometimes because he's somewhat 'loose' - like he doesn't demand and pressure us that much. He also shows respect to me and to the rest of my colleagues. However, there are times when I just can't stand him because he would let us forge signatures of certain people in documents involving money matters. Goodness, is that right? I had no choice but to decline to his demands because I know, we all know, that it's highly illegal. I don't want to be behind bars because of that. He should sign it because he's the one in-charge of those papers. Well, he's just like other department heads who have 'skeletons in their closets.' Duh, there's nothing new with it. If he likes to corrupt, then he should do it alone so that he'll pay for it all by himself also.
• Indonesia
1 May 10
Almost 3 years where I've worked with a manager who got badly character. Whenever he got mad, he was not hestitate to scold his staff including me infront of many people, and it was so embarrassing. But finally I realize that every people born with different character, so what I've learned, I must use the different way to handle that person. So everytime I mate with him in the office, I always gave a smile and then makes a little bit good comment about his looks. He never scold me again after what I did to him. Ha ha ha... What a weird man.
• Pakistan
1 May 10
It is a good luck to have a good boss showing respect for you. i have worked under both kinds of boss too. because in a school i have noticed both things but when you find a boss that is helping hand to you. you put extra efforts with him/her too. when they are rude or cruel with you will not be working from core of your heart too. i think to take out the max out of your employ you has to have a good command over all these tech tics. thanks Gohar
• Philippines
1 May 10
I have meet some good and "not-so-good" bosses. My good bosses motivated me to do my job well. I have been treated badly by one boss that I had. She used to do it with all the employees under her supervision. I was just so bad that she yells and scolds employees even when there are so many people around. Beware if you dont give the right answer to her questions coz she will insult you as if you are so low. Luckily we got rid of her coz we didn't vote for her anymore. It is sometimes good that employees will have the chance to vote for the one person to lead them. The next two bosses after the scary one were good. I was able to show my talents and really did well. Now we have a new boss who seemed good at first. As time went by, he became odd. I was wondering what happened why he started yelling to people in the office. He frequently says no to suggestions and blame us with his inefficiency. He seems to approach people the wrong way. I am just watching and thinking about it so I will understand his behavior. I am hoping that he will change, act professionally, and be more efficient so he won't forget some important things like the promotion of his subordinates.
@yourkl (585)
• China
1 May 10
I think sometimes we nend money so that we can't choose boss. But if we just want to find a good job and don't care salary we can find a good boss. It's easy ,but many people need money more than a good boss. We are lucky if he has a good boss and the boss give us good salary.haaaa
• Philippines
1 May 10
When I'm still in college I used to be a working student and I work as a service crew in a pizza restaurant. The shift managers have different type of personality, and the managers are great except the other one. That manager likes to say bad words for simple mistakes. I'm glad he's removed haha!